Sunday, October 30, 2011

SERIES SUNDAY with the OFFSPRING and CONTEST

SERIES SUNDAY with the OFFSPRING and CONTEST

This Sunday I am recommending one of my all time favorite series the OFFSPRING, written by the incredibly awesome Jaime Rush.  If you are not familiar with this series yet, every book is an action packed rollercoaster ride full of some amazing heroes and heroines and of course, great romance.  Here is what this great series is all about......

A group of twenty-somethings live ordinary lives but possess extraordinary psychic abilities. They are the Offspring of parents involved in a mysterious experiment gone awry. Sexy...dangerous...outcasts... They are being hunted by the government and others like them. Together they must find the truth and fight an enemy out to destroy them.

                             A Perfect Darkness - Book 1
They live ordinary lives, but they are extraordinary. They are the Offspring, children of a mysterious experiment gone awry—and they are in terrible danger.

A sexy stranger awakens Amy Shane in the dead of night. Lucas Vanderwyck barely has time to whisper a few words before three men burst into her bedroom and drag him away. But what Lucas reveals shatters Amy's safe little world forever.

Lucas and Amy share a psychic gift—a gift that could put them in mortal danger. And as they share night after night of savage passion, as a shadowy government conspiracy tracks their every move, they will fight to save each other. But only with their powers of second sight can they escape the terror of a perfect darkness.



Out of the Darkness - Book 2

Rand Brandenburg can see the future, yet thus far all he has done with his unique ability is become a skillful gambler. But according to the Offspring, his power has made him a target and could get him killed. So the loner used to living on the edge is now hiding out with others just like him, including Zoe Stoker, a mysterious redhead who has his heart soaring.

But that's not the only thing Zoe's got flying. All her life, whenever she felt anything too intensely, objects would start moving. She's never been able to control her power, so instead she's shut down her emotions. Now, as a powerful enemy approaches, she's losing control of her heart. But letting love lead her out of the darkness might save her life . . .



                         Touching Darkness - Book 3

Nicholas Braden has an uncanny psychic talent for finding things—which is why he's been recruited for a covert government program designed to hunt down terrorists. While his work for a shady controller named Darkwell is leading him down some very questionable alleyways, it's also bringing him closer to Olivia, Darkwell's stunning young assistant. A "good girl" with a wild, secret side, Olivia tempts Nicholas in ways he never believed possible—and in his business, a loss of control could prove fatal.
 
But there is something not right about the operation. And as Nicholas and Olivia's passion reaches a white-hot intensity, chilling reversals of good and evil, of right and wrong, suddenly threaten their very survival.


Burning Darkness - Book 4

A government-trained assassin, Fonda Raine has her sights locked on her latest target: Eric Aruda, one of the rogue Offspring—a pyrokenetic who can create fires with just a thought. But Fonda has awesome powers of her own—and her ability to astral project and be in two places at one time enables her to put herself exactly where she wants to be . . . in Eric's bed.
 
Eric is stunned and pleased by the inexplicable appearance of the mysterious enchantress, unaware that Fonda plans to seduce him, throw him off his guard, and then eliminate him. But the game changes radically with the arrival of an assassin from hell with orders to destroy them both. And suddenly Fonda and Eric have only two choices: to join forces or go down in flames.


Beyond the Darkness - Book 5 (release date:  11/29/11)

Cheveyo: a name that stirs Petra like no other, reviving deep feelings of pleasure . . . and pain. Despite her rare psychic gifts, the beautiful half-human Offspring doesn’t know why the magnificent shapeshifter walked out of her life when the bond they shared was powerful . . . and intensely passionate.
 
But Cheveyo is not gone. From the shadows, he watches over his beloved, determined that the malevolent enemies he hunts with fang and claw will not invade her world. But now, suddenly, the stakes are getting higher—as an insidious evil plots the destruction of Petra’s race. Cheveyo can remain hidden no longer from the lover who completes him but could destroy him . . . if his own inner darkness doesn’t destroy her first.


Doesn't this series sound amazing??  If you want to learn more about Jaime and the Offspring you can check out Jaime's website HERE and you can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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CONTEST:

Jaime has given me a signed copy of the first book in the series "A Perfect Darkness" to give away to one lucky winner, along with a bookmark and an Offspring Tattoo (see pic at top of post).

TO ENTER:  Leave a comment on this post with your email addy and tell me:

A)  If you have read this series, tell me what you love about it and who your favorite character is?

OR

B)  If you have not read this series yet tell me, after reading this post, what about what you read would make you buy te first book and start reading this series?

Contest closes on Saturday 11/5 and winner will be picked shortly after.

43 comments:

Cathy Ward said...

No, I haven't read this series. Thank you for introducing me to it. They sound exciting. I think what I like about the storylines is that we always wish we were something more, don't we? I wonder what I would do if I had some of those psychic powers!

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Gail said...

Definitely the cover.I Love reading new books by new authors
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CYP @ A Bookalicious Story said...

I haven't read this series yet, but the part about them being psychic and having this mysterious connection. PLUS the fact that they became lovers, oh man... This is seriously MY TYPE of books. Haha. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Sheree said...

I do have the second book in my TBR pile but I have been putting it off until I get the first book (with Paul Marron and Ewa da Cruz on the cover!).

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Scorpio1974 said...

I haven't read the series yet but after reading all the little excerpts it sounds like just the type of stuff I love to read. I hope I get the chance to! =)
Thanks so much for having this great giveaway! =) Good luck everyone!! =)

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inkbella said...

I haven't read this series yet but the snippets you've posted have reeled me in. Definitely putting this series on my TBR list. I love the idea of have super powers or extra senses. Growing up I so wanted to be a mutant like the X-men, or be able to read minds. I think that this series will satisfy!!
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Book Chatter Cath said...

Creepy experiments, being chased by misguided divisions of the government, PSYCHIC POWERS, sexy characters.....these books have MY name written all over them!!!!

I havent read this series yet but I TOTALLY HAVE TO!!!

Thanks for the chance

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Na said...

The series is new to me, but what appeals to me about it is that it has psychic elements.

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Gisele Alv said...

I haven't read this series yet! But the covers are the ones that pretty much helps me to make a decision to buy it as long with the story line too! And I would love read this books. Thank you so much for the contest!

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miki said...

if this is an international giveaway i would like to be entered. I never heard about this serie until now and this post really really makes me want to try so i could win the first book i would be wonderfull

thanks for the giveaway

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oneinamillion21 said...

No, I haven't read the series yet. The storyline description is what would make me buy the first book in the series if I don't win it here because it sounds like something that could possibly happen in real life with the way our government works. I am very excited to have the opportunity to win the first book in the series.

Mary said...

I haven't read this series but I love paranormal romance books and finding a new author and a new series is always great. I would love to win this.

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Trish said...

I have not read any of these books. I have heard good things about it. They are also on my wish list. :)

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Jolene and Family said...

I have not read this series, but now I really want to. I love books where the characters have extraordinary psychic abilities and you sold me on sexy dangerous outcasts!!! Great giveaway, thanks for the chance

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Michelle said...

I don't know why I haven't picked this series up yet, the first book has been saved in my Amazon basket for a long time. Jaime friended me on Goodreads and I keep meaning to pick them up. I guess I kept putting it off because I didn't know anyone that had read them, but now I do! And it sounds like you really like them, so I promise to give them a try!

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cherthib said...

I haven't read the series but the book cover grabbed my attention. I'm always looking for new authors to read.
Cherity
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Nicole said...

No. I haven't read any of these but now, I definitely will. The excerpts definitely clinched it for me.
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bluesun1218 said...

Haven't read it, the cover of books are what draw me in to new Authors and these covers are gorgeous!
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alainala said...

i THINK ive read book one and loved the unique concept of it.. the covers are hot, the idea for the story different..i really should get my butt in gear to read the rest!
awesome contest, would love to win!

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Bonnie said...

Hi Carla,

I've not read this series but it looks fabulous. Psychic powers are cool and different from what I've been reading lately.
Happy Halloween
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Victoria said...

I haven't read the series but I'd pick up the first book based on the fact that the characters are an experiment yet they stick together.

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Amy said...

I haven't read this series yet but I would love to because I like reading about characters who have psychic abilities. It's always interesting to discover how a power works. Of course, I love to romance too.

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Chrisbails said...

This is a new author and series for me. I love to read and am always looking for new books and authors to check out. This sound like a great series and would love to win and read this book.
Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.
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Heather said...

I have not read this series yet, but I am now interested in reading it! You had me when you said "..full of some amazing heroes and heroines and of course, great romance." After reading the description to book 1 I immediately added this book to my wishlist!

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elaing8 said...

Those are awesome covers. I have not read this series.But I have read great reviews for this series.And have it on the TBR list.They sound like a series I'd like.
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Jewel said...

I haven't read this series, but it would be something I would like to read. By the description I would say there's going to be a few battles to get to a happy ending. The covers are great as well.

Love or pain...I wonder which would win? :P

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Cecilia said...

Not only a blurb by Janet Evanovich but amazing cover art too! this series sounds fresh and very addictive, I'm putting it on my list for sure!

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Jaime Rush said...

Hi, Carla! Thanks so much for posting my Offspring series here!

And hello to everyone who's posted a comment! Loving the X-Files and Roswell, I had a great time coming up with the concept of a group of different people having to band together to survive. Lots of yummy conflicts and dynamics. :) I've had an amazing time going along for the ride as some unexpected twists have come up. Cheveyo, the hero in Beyond the Darkness, was one of those nice twists.

Oneinamillion21, exactly, our government *has* done some pretty devious things. And the experiment my Offsprings' parents were involved in is based on one that really did happen.

Happy Halloween, everyone, and have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love this series. They are so awesome. I think my favorite character is Lucas. I get so excited when i see another one coming out.

Amberia said...

Haven't read the series yet but I've heard lots of good things about he author.
The first book (the series, in general) sounds awesome because i love government coverups and paranormal plot lines.

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JessS said...

I haven't read this series but the coveres alone would make me want too. The fact that you said it's one of your favourites of all time does too. Basically it just sounds super interesting, and good. Thanks, but is the giveaway international?

Liesa Manis said...

I haven't read them yet, but the psychic power, the experiments and the Covers all appeal to me!!


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Sebrina said...

They're an ordinary group of people living normally, except for the psychic abilities and the fact that part of the government is after them? It sounds great, but then you throw in some good lookin covers and I'm hooked. I haven't read them, but they're now on the ole TBR list.
Thanks for the chance at winning....
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SdyLion said...

Excellent interview and I love your books. Thank you for letting us get to know you better. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Kandy said...

Yes I have read them all so far. Have been waiting on the last one to get out. I can't wait.
And my favorite 2 people are Amy and Lucas. :) their love is so strong...can't wait to read about them some more. Your doing an awesome job...thanks for making these book.

Kelly Lynn Benson said...

I have not read the series, but I did buy two of the books when Borders went out of business. The comcept interested me along with the cover art. I had never heard about Jamie Rush before.... so I was interested in reading a new series.

Michelle H. said...

I didn't think I'd ever read anything by Jamie R, but when I followed the link to her website I saw that she had a story in the anthology 'Bitten By Cupid', which I did read. After checking out her website, I'll definitely be reading this series. I love the 'psychic powers' element & the covers look amazing!

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Anonymous said...

I havent read her series but reading about the books, im excited to read it no matter if I win this or not. I like when books have either the hero or heroine be different to where the feel like they dont belong but once they find others like them they are able to settle and become a unit with a happy ending, gotta loves those :)

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K33p3rofViolence said...

I haven't read any of the series or books by Jaime Rush but I am looking forward to it. They sound very exciting and thirlling and I love a good romance. I love a paranormal romance even more.

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Wendy said...

OMG!! I have read all 4 books waiting to get the 5 one.
It's about a bunch of Psychic Kids, some who dont know they have powers. they are hiding from the CIA bacause the goverment gave there Psychic parents some kind of a booster to help the goverment the booster made them go out of there minds. That's all Im going to tell you!! JUST READ IT!!!

Marissa Montano said...

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One day my neighbor threw a book over the fence to me (this happens a lot) and told me to read it . . . I have been hooked ever since I met Amy and Lucas. This series is FANTASTIC! My favorite thing about it is that it just has so much more to offer than most other para/romances--conspiracy, science fiction, mystery, super hot heroes! I have read them all and can't recommend them enough. Also, Jaime is one of the most friendly authors I have ever came across, she is the type of author people need to promote and read because she really cares about her fans!

Anna said...

I LOVE this series! I have a list of my 3 favorite series and this is one it! LOL The reason I love this series is because it's just ordinary people who were stuck with these crazy powers because of something their parents did. I LOVE that not one character is like the other and all four books are really different than the others. It's really hard for me to decide which character is my favorite but every time I think about it it always comes back to one guy, Cheveyo! He's so mysterious and closed off about himself that it makes him even more attractive and he's been in every book yet we haven't heard his story yet! I am SO excited to read this next book and I'm finding it very hard to be patient for the next couple of weeks! :(

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